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Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over Emiliano Sala's death

Sala died when a plane carrying him and pilot David Ibbotson came down in the English Channel on 21 January.

Emiliano Sala's (file photo).
Emiliano Sala's (file photo).

A MAN HAS been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, British police have confirmed. 

Sala (28) died when a plane carrying him and pilot David Ibbotson came down in the English Channel on 21 January, just days after he had joined Cardiff City from Nantes.

“As a result of our enquiries we have today, Wednesday 19 June 2019, arrested a 64-year-old man from the North Yorkshire area on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act,” Detective Inspector Simon Huxter, of Dorset Police said in a statement.

“He is assisting with our enquiries and has been released from custody under investigation.”

After a crowd-funded specialised search, Sala’s body was recovered from the wreckage in February but Ibbotson’s body has not been found.

 © – AFP 2019

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